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Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground

12325 Rafter J-Bar Road, Hill City, SD 57745
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Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Rafter J for 3 nights while we were in the Black Hills. It is located within 10-15 miles of all the major attractions in the Black Hills. The park is HUGE and well laid out. It felt like camping in the wilderness. The breakfast was excellent (all you can eat pancakes), unfortunately they only served it a... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just returned from our 3rd stay at the Rafter J Bar Ranch. We have searched out many places around Custer, Mt. Rushmore, Hill City, etc., and found this to be the best. It is a very professionally run campground. There are campsites to appeal to all sorts of camping tastes. Rafter J Bar fills quickly, so one needs to... More

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Lake Norden, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed regularly at Rafter J my entire life. We just got back from a 4 day stay at your campground. The advertised breakfasts were a huge disappointment. We are the first day but then made our own the rest of the time for our stay. The pancakes were doughy and the sausage greasy. Advertize where you have to... More

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Bartlett, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this campground! Love the scenery! We have been here many times...tho this last time I was a little disappointed. The bathrooms were very dirty. Very buggy. They leave the doors open so everything goes flying in there! Tried to take a shower one night and it was disgusting! Swarms of bugs all over...in the toilets, the showers, the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would avoid the main camp area. People were walking through our campsite often and it is a high traffic area. We have stayed here before but decided to try this area for easier acces to the pool. Bad choice.

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illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful setting with lots of open spaces well as several shaded areas for campsites. The store has a nice selection of necessities and gifts. Restroom were clean and showers were warm. The only issue I had was that although I reserved a 30 amp site we were given and charged for a 50 amp site. Despite 3... More

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Opelika, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a week at the Rafter J. We had a great time. We were traveling with family and wanted to all be together, but office staff couldn't or didn't want to work it out. It turned out to be fine. Our site was the best site. It was shaded and we felt that we had privacy. We stayed in... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our reservations 6 months in advance and asked specifically for a site that was heavily treed and had space between the campers. That was far from what we received. Opening our door revealed the sewer pipe and hook-ups for the camper next to us (literally like 10 feet from our door). We felt on top of each other... More

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Sundance, Wyoming
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for just one night, but would have loved to have stayed many more. This campground is pristine. There are several camping areas on the ranch, some out in the open, and others, like ours, in a beautifully shaded area, full of tall Ponderosa pine trees. Each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. The sites... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with lots to do. We've been here for 2 days and are staying for 2 more. Many local attractions to choose from. Only bad thing is that there are many wifi networks that they offer but they do not connect or stay connected.

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Additional Information about Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground

Address: 12325 Rafter J-Bar Road, Hill City, SD 57745
Location: United States > South Dakota > Hill City
Also Known As:
Rafter j Bar Ranch Campground Hotel Keystone

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